Park Avenue Great Streets Project

Status - Design

The project is currently in the design stage. 60% design plans have been submitted to VDOT and City. Consultant is working on 90% design plans, and ROW plans. Download a PowerPoint Presentation to see highlights and renderings (PDF, 23 pages), or download an information sheet here (PDF, 2 pages).

About the Project

This project will transform Park Avenue from N. Virginia Avenue to N. Washington Street into a “Great Street,” which are lively, attractive roadways that accommodate all modes of transportation while promoting social interaction, civic activity, and/or commerce.

There are many components to this project, including:

  • Undergrounding utility poles
  • More trees
  • Make this section a Bike Boulevard.
  • Slowing the speed limit to 20 miles per hour
  • Raised intersections with bulb outs to shorten crosswalks
  • Realigning the Maple Avenue intersection
  • Gateway features at each end of the project
  • Improved entrance to Cherry Hill Park
  • Improving the intersections of Little Falls Street and Maple Avenue, with Park Avenue and with the north side intersections with Broad Street.


The project is funded by VDOT SmartScale funds ($2.8M), NVTA 70% funds ($8.3M), and NVTA 30% funds ($410K). The current project budget available for the PE phase which will cover Survey, Environmental, and Design-related services is $1,565,080. The entire project budget is $11,510,000, which covers all PE, ROW, Construction, CEI, and CFC staff time.


The following is subject to change.

  • Winter 2018 to Summer 2026: Design
  • Fall 2023 to Spring 2026: Right-Of-Way Authorization
  • Summer 2026: Advertising
  • Winter 2027 to Summer 2028: Construction
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Project History, Design Reviews, and Approvals